While I was sitting at the doctor's office I noticed this little rubber example of what restriction looks like with a Realize band. I have a Lapband, but I figure they are probably pretty similar. I hope you can get the scale size...that is why I included my pointer finger fingernail. The thickness of the white is supposed to represent how thick the band is when inflated and the opening is how big it is with restriction.
Also, one last picture of my cat Gracy. She is enjoying the box Gen sent my goodies in!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Fun With Rubber
Posted by Amy W. at Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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wow a good reminder for people that are almost at full restriction!! What is the difference between the Realize band and the lap band??ReplyDelete
Oh I saw that at one of my appointments too. It's kind of freaky isn't?ReplyDelete
It's hard to believe that ANY FOOD could go through that hole!!ReplyDelete
Great visual!! I will have to remember that once I get some restriction.ReplyDelete
Wow that thing is tiny!ReplyDelete
So excited even Gracy had fun withe package!
I have the Realize Band, got it March 2008... and I love it. I've lost about 100 pounds and its been great having the online support that comes with the band. My only complaint is last week I went in for a fill and my Dr. told me I had reached maximum capacity for what I could fill the band. Over the summer I went a few months without needing a fill (hitting my "sweet spot").. but I definitely need one now. My Dr. wasnt at all concerned and told me the next time I come in, he'll fill my band with a thicker liquid and over fill it just a tiny bit, and it will be totally fine.. so I'm not feeling hopeless just yet. He told me (and showed me that same little plastic display) that we all have different thickness in our stomach lining and that mine might just be thinner than most.ReplyDelete
They may have come out with a larger band, that holds more since I got my realize band.. I'm not sure. Like I said though, I really love my band and am so happy with the progress I've made with the Realize system.
I have a Realize band too. A 10 ml one. I liked the pics - a good reference. Thank you, madam!!ReplyDelete
I'm getting realize banded in two weeks. When I had my first consult with the nutritionist, she gave me one of those little rubber keychains, and I carry it in my purse always. It's the most helpful visual!ReplyDelete
Ha ha I want one of those key chains. Like said above it would be a great reference. I have the lapband but still it is still a good visual.. I can not wait to have restriction.. Hoping for my second fill soon...ReplyDelete
our cats are twins!!ReplyDelete
This is great, I have pictured this post at every meal this week when I am cutting my food up into tiny pieces to make sure they go through the band.ReplyDelete
Every time you post new pictures I am amazed at the difference, you are looking fabulous. A great inspiration for us newer bandsters.
Love the title. Made my dirty mind chuckle!ReplyDelete
Great reminder of what we are all hoping for with restriction!
That is a cool pic! Really puts into perspective why chewing properly is sooooo important! Good info!ReplyDelete